Playtime with Grace and Fergus

Playtime with Grace and Fergus features the best ever never heard songs performed live by gold record winning Eskimo Joe and Little Birdy keyboard and guitarist Fergus Deasy with award winning mezzo-soprano Grace King who is blind. Reimagined for the piano and featuring songs by Metallica, U2, The Velvet Underground, Regina Spector, Little Birdy and Rihanna, Playtime with Grace and Fergus is performed live and acoustic.

Fergus Deasy teaches music for a living but once travelled the world living the life of a bona fide Rock Star. Grace King is a trained Mezzo-soprano. Songs are performed cabaret style and are linked together with funny autobiographical stories. Playtime with Grace and Fergus is a celebration of ability. Join us on an intimate, uplifting, funny musical journey by two friends helping each other find meaning in life and love. Playtime with Grace and Fergus is a new collaboration from Sunday Afternoon Collective.
Mark Homer is a Theatre Director and was previously Artistic Director of Zing Theatre Singapore. Collaborator and wife Jacqueline is currently the Access Program Producer at DADAA. Dr Jenny de Reuck is an Associate Professor Emerita and is a Theatre/Theatre in Education/Literature specialist. Kelly Read is a vocal coach and a contemporary vocalist and pianist who has worked with some of Perths finest musicians.

Playtime with Grace and Fergus is performed cabaret style with piano in a naturalist style. Songs are linked together with autobiographical true stories. Reimagined for the piano and featuring songs by Metallica, U2, The Velvet Underground, Regina Spector, Little Birdy and Rihanna. Playtime with Grace and Fergus can be adapted to be presented on any stage and is performed live and acoustic.

 

Form and Style 

Playtime with Grace and Fergus is performed cabaret style with piano in a naturalist style. Songs are linked together with autobiographical true stories. Reimagined for the piano and featuring songs by Metallica, U2, The Velvet Underground, Regina Spector, Little Birdy and Rihanna. Playtime with Grace and Fergus can be adapted to be presented on any stage and is performed live and acoustic.

 

Community and Audience Engagement

Interactive Music Workshop
Children’s Theatre Workshop
Masterclass (Theatre in Education or Literature) delivered by Associate Professor Emerita Jenny de Reuck.

 

Available Marketing 

Marketing materials provided eg posters and social media strategies including media releases and engagement with local media channels.

Reviews

I admired the choice of material in this show. There were no soppy clichés here, simply interesting numbers that were introduced with a quick salute to their writers and original performers Mezzo-soprano King has a fabulous voice and a superb vocal range. She was accompanied and supported by the delightful Fergus Deasy. He is a terrific keyboard player who in his past musical career was part of both Eskimo Joe and Little Birdy and is a gold record winner. (Claire Condry, The Australian Stage, 2 February 2019)

Credits

Grace King: Performer
Fergus Deasy: Performer, Musician
Mark Homer: Director
Jenny de Reuck: Dramaturg
Jacqueline Homer: Producer
Ricky Arnold: Producer

Availability

Anytime

Artforms

Cabaret, Comedy, Live Music

Audience

Everyone who enjoys live music and cabaret

Duration

70 minutes

Bump In

3 hours

Bump Out

1 hour

Costs

Weekly Cost: $9,340
Cost per performance: $2,500
Remount: Nil
Royalties: Nil
*Above fees do not include touring costs

Company Contacts

Jacqueline Homer
0400 111 018
jacqueline.homer@gmail.com



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Technical

Venue Format

Any stage format

Touring Party

4

Considerations

Show Warnings: N/A

First possible performance: 3 hours post bump-in

Minimum break between shows: 1 hour

Minimum stage width: 8 metres

Minimum stage depth: 6 metres

Minimum stage height: 0.5 metres

Minimum wing space: 2 metres

Staging and set description: Piano is centreOP. Microphone 2 is Centre. Stage Flat is Upstage Prompt. Projection upstage.

Lighting provided by the company: N/A

Lighting to be provided by the venue: General Stage Wash, two Profile specials and lighting control.

Audio provided by the company: 2 headset radio mics, keyboard.

Audio to be provided by the venue: 2 x handheld radio mics, PA Mixer 2 x Foldback.

No. of additional staff required by the venue: Sunday Afternoon Collective are qualified to rig and operate lighting and sound if necessary.

Dressing rooms required: 2